Used 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Pros

  • Strong engine performance, comfortable highway ride, extensive features list, user-friendly controls.

Cons

  • Skittish handling around corners, numb steering, generic interior design with mediocre materials.

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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
76,736 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LS
KADS Auto Group
8 mi away
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
161,257 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LS
Absolute Motors
27.6 mi away
List$4,199
Est.Loan: $86/mo
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
125,773 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LT
(9)
Caspian Auto Sales
36.7 mi away
List$12,031
Est.Loan: $246/mo
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
158,619 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LT
Universal Auto Sales
62.1 mi away
List$4,495
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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2006 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER 158K MILES 4X4 WHEEL DRIVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION POWER WINDOWS POWER DOOR LOCKS LEATHER INTERIOR LOOKS RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~90 DAY POWER TRAIN WARRANTY INCLUDED~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
141,160 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LS
(8)
Ellas Auto Outlet Inc
62.4 mi away
List$5,996
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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WARRANTY++PRICED BELOW KBB VALUE--We are 2016 VIADA QUALITY DEALER RECIPIENT--WE STAND BEHIND OUR PRODUCT AND SERVICES WITH A 6 MONTH6000 MILE WARRANTY ON ALL VEHICLES....LIFTED SUSPENSION LIGHT BARS TOUCH SCREEN NAVIGATION--MULTIPLE TECH AND SAFETY FEATURES--4X4 GREAT FOR THIS WINTER AND GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY--WHITE  exterior and GRAY  interior .Features include:--Engine Vortec 4200 SFI I6--Enhanced Quiet Package includes acoustic laminate in windows and strategically-placed elements of sound insulation--Theft-deterrent system PASSlock--Air bags frontal driver and right front passenger includes passenger sensing system----power seat--heated seats--CD player--power sunroof--power window--power doorlock--keyless entry--alarm--AC--Heat--ready to go price includes 6 month6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or 540-582-8151
Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LS 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
119,185 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LS
(5)
Free Bridge Auto Sales
86.4 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
162,458 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LT
(1)
Len Stoler Ford
46.1 mi away
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
147,170 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LT
Umansky Toyota
86.5 mi away
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
104,478 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LT
Lawrence Chevrolet
87.5 mi away
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2006 LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
85,305 miles
Used 2006
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
LT
KADS Auto Group
8 mi away
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A strong drivetrain, plenty of room inside and a long features list make the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer an attractive family vehicle, but some cheap interior materials and iffy handling keep it from gaining our full recommendation.

vehicle overview

After years of lagging behind the competition with old-tech engines, bouncy suspensions and cramped interiors, Chevrolet revamped its midsize TrailBlazer in 2002 and turned it into a true class contender. Rugged and durable, the TrailBlazer has its roots in Chevy's Blazer line of vehicles, which has long provided transportation to those who take the "climb every mountain" maxim literally.

The Chevrolet TrailBlazer is a direct descendant of the S-10 Blazer, a compact sport-ute that first appeared as a 1983 model. Based on the S-10 pickup truck introduced one year earlier, the S-10 Blazer shared most of its components and some sheet metal with that small pickup. In 1991, a four-door S-10 Blazer appeared, just in time to serve up some competition to the Explorer.

By 1999, SUV fever was burning hot. Chevrolet astutely surmised that buyers would appreciate a dash of luxury with their off-road transportation, and the Chevy TrailBlazer was born. This plush version of the four-door Blazer featured a two-tone leather interior, monotone exterior scheme and unique alloy wheels. Unfortunately, this early TrailBlazer didn't quite measure up to its competition, undermined by cavernous gap tolerances between panels, a dated exterior and decidedly subpar handling.

Things took a turn for the better in 2002, when the Chevrolet TrailBlazer benefited from a top-to-bottom overhaul. There was more power under the hood, more style on the outside and more passenger and cargo room inside. While these improvements have certainly boosted the TrailBlazer's standing, they haven't sent it bolting to the head of its class. The bottom line? If you can put up with the mushy handling (the exception to this being the new SS trim) and don't mind the drab cabin aesthetics, the 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is a competent vehicle. But from our standpoint, there are even more competent vehicles for the same price or less.

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer configurations

The Chevrolet TrailBlazer offers two trim levels -- LS and LT. LS models come decently equipped, offering such features as 16-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone manual air conditioning, cruise control, OnStar, a CD player and power windows and locks. LT models add a power driver seat, premium cloth upholstery, foglamps, keyless entry and 17-inch alloys. The SS package can be added to either model, and includes sport suspension, 20-inch polished wheels, unique interior and exterior trim and the 6.0-liter V8. Major options include leather upholstery, a sunroof, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a DVD-based navigation system, a Bose sound system, an in-dash CD changer and satellite radio.

2006 Highlights

The headlining news for the 2006 Chevy TrailBlazer is the debut of a new SS trim. This is the first time that Chevrolet has applied an SS badge to an SUV. The TrailBlazer SS trim includes a 391-hp, 6.0-liter V8; an available all-wheel-drive system; a sport-tuned suspension; 20-inch wheels; and more powerful brakes. Special SS interior trim pieces and reduced exterior body cladding are also part of this new package. Other changes for the TrailBlazer this year include new front and rear fascias for the LT trim, additional sound insulation and a newly available 300-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8. OnStar, a stability control system and cruise control are also now standard for all trim levels.

Performance & mpg

The TrailBlazer's standard 4.2-liter inline six puts out 291 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Those who tow a trailer will appreciate the added low-end grunt of the optional 5.3-liter V8, which kicks out 300 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. The SS package includes a 6.0-liter V8 with 391 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. Properly equipped, V8 models can tow up to 6,800 pounds; six-cylinder versions max out at 6,200 pounds. Buyers have a choice between two- and four-wheel drive. Four-wheel-drive TrailBlazers with the SS package gain an upgraded system with a Torsen center differential. The SS is seriously quick and can hit 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds.

Safety

Four-wheel antilock disc brakes and stability control are standard. Full-length side curtain airbags are optional. If equipped with the optional airbags, the NHTSA gives the Chevy TrailBlazer a perfect five stars for its protection of front and rear occupants in side-impact crashes. Frontal-impact testing resulted in three-star ratings for the driver and four stars for the front passenger. The IIHS rated the TrailBlazer "Marginal" (the second lowest ranking on a four-point scale) in 40-mph frontal offset crash testing.

Driving

The 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is great for freeway on-ramps and highway passing, but stop-and-go driving reveals a lack of low-end grunt from the standard inline six that keeps it from earning unanimous praise. While the inline six provides adequate power for most driving, either of the V8s are our choice, as they provide loads of torque for easy passing and merging and extra stamina when hauling heavy loads. The sport-ute's suspension is a mixed bag. Its soft tuning results in an extremely comfortable ride around town and on the highway. But push it hard into a corner, or take a bump too fast in the dirt, and the TrailBlazer's soft setup gets out of sorts quickly. The SS is another story. Around town and at normal freeway speeds the ride is firm but comfortable. When pressed on twisty roads, the SS' body motions are extremely well controlled, the steering feel is excellent and there's very little lean during hard cornering.

Interior

The Chevrolet TrailBlazer offers ample interior room, with five adults able to fit comfortably. If you need seven-passenger capacity, you'll want to look at the longer-wheelbase TrailBlazer EXT. Although most of the controls are easy to use, the overall interior design is drab compared to the cabins of competitors, and many of the TrailBlazer's interior materials look and feel cheap. The cargo bay holds 44 cubic feet, and if you fold down the 60/40-split rear seat, you've got 80 cubes at your disposal.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Solid Engine, Good value vehicle
Brad M.,12/20/2015
My parents bought a 2006 4WD LS Trailblazer from a used car lot in 2007/2008 with about 20K-30K miles on it. We have since owned the vehicle since 2010. This SUV was the first one I've ever owned. It took a little getting used to the low gas mileage, but living in Pennsylvania with sometimes heavy snow and icy conditions, it was great having a vehicle with 4WD and good ground clearance. This vehicle will hit 200,000 miles within the next month and I hope to keep the vehicle for at least another 20K miles (unless some costly major repair is needed). The vehicle is on its 3rd or 4th set of tires, I replaced the engine belt at 187K miles, I've replaced the front struts, all 4 rotors recently, and the belt tensioner twice ($15 part). The O2 sensor has been replaced once and I am online now ordering a thermostat for the engine (and a rear tail-light, my wife backed into a car yesterday while out shopping). The Inline 6 engine is highly rated and I've never had any issue with it. The rear struts need to be replaced, but it still passes state inspection and each time the mechanics mention how great of condition this vehicle is in. My only complaints with this vehicle are that the interior is cheap looking on our LS model. The dash is cheap feeling hard plastic and the rear speakers have been out for over a year. Overall I love this vehicle and would consider buying another even though they are pretty old. There is a fantastic website forum called TrailVoy.com with tons of discussions for any problem you could have with this vehicle and helpful tips on DIY fixes, or advice on paying for repairs.
My heavy chevy
tiffany,10/02/2015
I have had this truck since 07. I bought it for myself as a birthday gift. It sits at 198,000 miles and it runs like I just drove it off the lot. I keep up the necessary maintanace on it. I have been threw a few battiers, much to my own fault for having my system hooked up to it. A fuel tank sensor (recalled so I got my money back), tires, water pump two times, an altanator, rear hatch shocks, and some front end stuff (struts, control arms, bearings, etc. ) I love this truck and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. I'm not looking forward to the day I have to replace it...
Fuel Sensor issue
aschilling,03/24/2012
We had a fuel sensor issue with the Trailblazer. The gas gague always read empty when the sensor went out. There is a "hidden assistance recall" that GM has that you have to go thru a dealer. We were quoted $340 just to replace the sensor and not the pump. We found the sensor on e-bay for $25.00 and did it ourselves.
Good truck
T-Blazer owner,09/06/2006
The TrailBlazer is a good alternative to a crew cab pickup truck. It is a solid off roader, good tow vehicle, and can be had at a good price. The locking differential is a must for any towing or off roading, as is the skidplate. The TrailBlazer doesn't drive as good as a Highlander or Pilot, but they can't tow what a TrailBlazer can. Nor can they match its truck-like capability. The roof rack is functional and sturdy, and holds my kayak and supplies (300 lbs) easily. Mileage is decent (22ish highway, 17 around town). If you worry about fuel, then buy a crossover. The tight turning circle really makes it easier to park than my Mazda 6. Bargain hard!
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
291 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
291 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
291 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
291 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Used 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV Overview

The Used 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV is offered in the following styles: LS 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A), LT 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), and LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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